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The National Library has significant holdings of Australian electoral rolls from 1901 to January 2008. Copies of these rolls have been provided to the Library by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) for public use. The rolls are available in print, microform and/or electronic format.
The Newspapers and Microforms Reading Room provides open access to microfiche holdings of Australian electoral rolls. The online guide Australian electoral rolls: print resources has a useful summary of what the National Library holds for each of the various states and territories.
Selected ACT electoral rolls (1916-1967) are available online. Onsite visitors to the Library can access digitised copies of some rolls for other states and territories via Ancestry Library edition and Findmypast Australia.
All State and Territory libraries have substantial holdings of electoral rolls. You may also be able to access some rolls at your local library, historical society, or family history group.
The National Library does not hold copies of the current electoral roll for any state or territory. The current electoral roll can be accessed at all Australian Electoral Commission offices.
The Australian Electoral Commission's website has useful information on Australian electoral history, past federal elections and referenda, as well as links to the state and territory electoral authorities.
Author: General Reference Enquiry